Michael Friedlander awarded CNZM — 09.06.10

Congratulations to Michael Friedlander, Auckland, who was announced as a Companion of the said Order (CNZM): for services to the community.

Photo:  Harriet Friedlander

Michael Friedlander was included in the annoucements at Queens Birthday weekend of those that have recieved government honours.  

Michael and his sons Jason and Daniel Friedlander established the Harriet Friedlander Scholarship Trust when Michael's late wife and mother to Jason and Daniel, Harriet Friedlander died. The purpose of the trust is to fund a residency in New York for an artist to have a "New York experience." Harriet loved the city and felt that sending an artist to live in the 'Big Apple' would be life changing experience for that person.

The Arts Foundation administers the biennial residency and selects the recipient on behalf of the Freidlanders. Florian Habitch was the first recipient. The second recipient will be announced later this year. Like other Arts Foundation awards, recipients for the residency are selected without knowing they are under consideration. This recipient can be practising in any discipline, but must be between the age of 30 and 40.